News for Saturday, February 2, 2013


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Rob Jenkins: If Blank wants to take Falcons to L.A., let him

The response “Don’t let the door hit you on the way out” applies to professional football teams as well as to significant others.

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Bill O'Reilly: What babies would say

It is one of life’s great mysteries that so many liberal people are so callous when it comes to aborting fetuses.

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Darrell Huckaby: Here’s a test of your Atlanta trivia skills

I’ve always been partial to trivia — even before it was called trivia.

Rockdale wins area wrestling title

CONYERS -- The Rockdale wrestling team hosted the first postseason tournament in its brand-new gymnasium Saturday, so it's only fitting the Bulldogs made some history on the mats as well.

Salem hoops sweeps doubleheader from Heritage

CONYERS -- Michael Johnson might not often be the first option offensively for the Salem basketball team. But on Friday Johnson scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half and Salem held off a late rally to knock off Heritage.

Eastside boys soccer ready to build on last season's success

COVINGTON -- After making it to the second round of the state playoffs last year, Eastside's boys soccer team hopes to make it further this year.

Lady Rams win in overtime, Rockdale boys control Newton

COVINGTON -- The Newton girls were able to keep the Lady Bulldogs from taking the momentum like the Rockdale boys did in their game on Friday.

Social Circle, Porterdale attain Certified Local Government status from state

The cities of Social Circle and Porterdale have received Certified Local Government status from the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Former Social Circle official files suit under Whistleblower Act

Former Social Circle Director of Public Safety Tom Fox has filed a lawsuit against the city under the Georgia Whistleblower Protection Act.

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Past year achievements, 2013 goals highlighted in State of the County address

Rockdale County Commission Chairman Richard Oden presented the State of the County address Thursday night.

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Covington athlete prepares for Spartan obstacle course race

When Michael Mills works out, he lowers himself out of his wheelchair and flips a tractor tire. He straps on a 50-pound backpack while wearing a 35-pound vest and rolls up and down neighborhood streets. He ties a 100-pound tree limb to his chair and pulls it

Sheriffs' Youth Homes aim to help at-risk youngsters

Terry Norris, a Conyers resident and executive director of the Georgia Sheriffs' Association, said Thursday that space is available at youth group homes sponsored by the Sheriff's Association for children who are abused, abandoned or neglected.